I Love Ya, Tomorrow

To Do Tomorrow: 1. Finish honors capstone project 2. Finish honors capstone project 3. Be a room monitor for the Undergraduate Research Symposium 4. Finish honors capstone project 5. Have [imagined] argument with Woolf about the contents of my honors capstone project 6. Reevaluate my caffeine intake 7. Finish honors capstone project

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Awards

The reason why–in the midst of scrambling for meaning in To the Lighthouse, scrambling to find a job, and scrambling for enough sleep to get me (upright) through the next day–I keep plodding on, is because amazing things seem to keep happening, despite my frazzled mental state. I am receiving three awards from the University of […]

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Fin 2012

I have just come to the startling realization that I do not own Wuthering Heights.  My favorite of the Bronte novels, the quintessential Byronic, I-just-want-to-hole-myself-up-with-lightning-in-the-background-and-rage-at-Cathy’s-moronic-actions-and-then-cross-my-arms-in-smugness-because-now-Heathcliff’s-available novel.  Or at least, that’s how it is for me. Anyway, I dug for about fifteen minutes, came up with six other books I should read in the near future (Les […]

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Paper Writing with Virginia

Writing this Virginia Woolf paper, I feel as though she and I are engaged in a battle of wills. I have to wrestle with her for every sentence of analysis; I have to put her in a headlock to obtain an entire paragraph.  Virginia (as you may have experienced, grappling with someone typically puts you […]

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Confessions

1. Today, for the first — and hopefully, last — time in my life, I used the phrase “butt out” in an essay.  It was my Latin American History final exam essay question, to be exact, and the more I wrote, the angrier I became at the way the U.S. has treated Latin America throughout […]

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Last Week of Classes

You know it’s that time of year again when… 1. You spot a student toting around a liter bottle of Mountain Dew and a styrofoam cup. 2.  There are suddenly no open seats in the library. 3.  Facebook whining abounds. 4.  Pajama pants are the new jeans. 5.  Procrastinating on one paper consists of working […]

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Marathoning

I needed to write my Virginia Woolf final paper last night, and my friends, I was struck down by apathy.  Otherwise known as senioritis, otherwise known as the senior slide, otherwise known as post-Thanksgiving culture shock.  Suddenly, it all seemed futile: writing papers, doing readings, sitting through lectures, even serving on student government.  How would […]

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Drafting

Senior seminar seven page draft complete!  I emailed it to my professor, who will be reading it over tonight and talking about it with me tomorrow at our meeting.  I can’t wait.  I know it’s dopey, but I cannot wait.  This draft is the first time this professor will get to see what I can […]

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O, I Am Fortune’s Fool!

I’ve had a line from Shakespeare stuck in my head all week: Romeo has just slain Tybalt.  Ignoring, or perhaps not hearing Benvolio begging him to flee before men arrive, Romeo throws his head back and shouts to the heavens: “O, I am fortune’s fool!”  Tonight, I took action: I watched Shakespeare in Love.  I […]

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What I Write About

What I’m currently writing papers on: 1.  The use of hashtags (#thisainttwitter), and how troubling this is for the future of the English language (very). 2.  Fortune’s operations in Robert Greene’s Pandosto. 3.  Virginia Woolf and the self. 4.  How the Marlon Brando classic “Viva Zapata!” relates to actual Mexican historical events. I’m still stressed, […]

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